Occupational risk factors in Parkinson's disease.

@article{Tsui1999OccupationalRF,
  title={Occupational risk factors in Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Joseph King Ching Tsui and Donald B. Calne and Youbin Wang and Michael Schulzer and Stephen A Marion},
  journal={Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique},
  year={1999},
  volume={90 5},
  pages={
          334-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND An apparent excess of teachers and healthcare workers among the Parkinson's disease patients of a large tertiary care movement disorders clinic suggested the hypothesis that high exposure to viral (or other) respiratory infections in these occupations might be a risk factor for Parkinson's disease. METHODS A case-control study of the association between occupation and Parkinson's disease was conducted. Cases (414) were all Parkinson's disease patients seen at the University of… CONTINUE READING
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